Are you the type of teacher who has paper snowflakes hanging in their classroom? And some tinsel for good measure? Why not go one step further to spread the Christmas cheer this year and take your pupils on a school trip to the Christmas markets of Europe?We know that summer is barely rearing its head, but now is the perfect...
Catherine Montgomery took her class of forty-nine 14-16 year olds to France on our Normandy Experience French language immersion trip. In her recently published article in TES, "Total immersion is the way to teach languages", she explains the educational value of our French language immersion programmes and shares her tips on running a successful French school trip.
In today’s world, speaking one foreign language is not enough. Students who speak several languages better their chances of being accepted onto a degree, and most importantly - land themselves a great job! Learning more than one language enriches the mind and presents new opportunities throughout your life, both professionally and personally.
A visit to the police station is not the usual ending for a school trip to France. Last week a party of school pupils from Illford, Essex shared their coach home from France with a suspected illegal immigrant. The Sudanese teenager was said to have hitched a lift by clinging to the chassis of the coach. Amazingly, he was unharmed but the driver of the coach diverted the tour to the police station where the teenager was arrested by police on suspicion of illegal entry into the UK. Witnesses claim that the school party on board the coach didn't seem to know about the drama that was unfolding under their noses.